Originally Posted by MHP
footie posted some good info, CVTs by design are unable to handle real torque so their applications have been limited.
Actually the Torotrak IVT system can cope with huge amounts of torque, more than you could possibly imagine. I honestly don't know how much it would be but it is vast.
CVT/IVT are very unusual in the way they perform, not something that appeals me but then again the performance they can be capable of produce is very appealing.